Hope you are all well and enjoying this poor excuse for "summer" the best us brits know how! Entertainment, friends, cocktails and giggles!
I have a few big changes to inform you all about and some exciting new ventures!...
Firstly I am moving on from "Burlesque" as we know it. Unfortunately the scene seems to be getting more and more saturated and the general feedback on a majority of "Burlesque performance" from audience, friends and fans has not been positive - the proverbial "bar of professionalism" has been lowered considerably, in turn starting to give the Art a very mis-represented image and negative view.
This is not to say in any uncertain terms that there are not some absolutely stunningly tallented performers still on the scene who show the true art form and glory of Burlesque...many of whom I know personally and are not only sucessful but fantastic people.
That said, I feel for my own personal progression as an artiste, I will be moving forward from this artform (not shunning it entirely as I still hold a deep passion for it) and concentrating more on "Performance Art and traditional Vaudevillian / Burlesque" My training in ballet, theatre and drama are a huge part of my new style and performances.........
So that said brings us nicely onto my next few announcements - NEW ACTS!
I have made many of my routines redundant - keeping only those few wich are balletically / vaudevillian inspired and "tweaking" those said acts freshening them up and enhancing their beauty.
I have three new acts in the pipe-line (yes three!) one of which will take longer than the others to materialise onto the stage due to the new prop I am having designed and made...
WATCH THIS SPACE!******
I am also very flattered and honoured to now be the official Performance Artiste for the crittically acclaimed, super tallented "Minnies Henhouse" A live 1920's - current time, inspired band. Full line up includes vocals, piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, drums and percussion. Fronted by the sexy, sultry, sugary sweet voice of the gorgeous Mina Dutton
I will keep you up to date as and when I perform with them - VERY EXCITING!
Lastly but not at all least - save the best till last!? - DARK BURLESQUE is making a HUGE comeback -
*ALL new crew
*New acts (and some of the old - why change what's already perfect!?)
I am also very proud to persent my new business partners:
As you will have read above Mina fronts Minnies Henhouse - but has a multitude of other skills and tallents as well as being a wonderful long time friend and business associate who I am thrilled to finally get my hands on and have partner up with me on D.B!! She is one of /if not the most/ professional and well respected promoters and artists on the scene. She has had her thumbs in more pies than one could eat in a lifetime and knows this industry inside out - invaluable to the pending future success of DB but also someone I love dearly and can work with like a breeze! Artiste, Promoter, Director, Superstar! Welcome MINA! xxx
Sahar is a rediculously tallented Milliner and costume designer, with her own sucessful business: Ugly Lovely: www.UglyLovely.co.uk
Sahar is a great friend of Mina - Introduced to myself - and new friendships were born - along with a very promising and exciting new group of business partners!
Sahar has amazing insight and true artistic vision and drive. I am thrilled to now be working with such a professional and beautiful person!
Welcome SAHAR! xxx
Introductions over - and with a few more snippets to tell you -
WE WILL BE CHANGING OUR NAME!
Dark Burlesque has established itself a good name within the industry - however - we do not want to be pigeon holed with only "Burlesque" and with my progression and the artistic values and ideas of Sahar and Mina and generally a new start with a new team; we feel it is apt to change our name too... this will be happening very soon and will inform you as soon as we know - and ask that you follow us...... x
LASTLY (really lastly this time)
WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW PERFORMERS - ANY GENRE - ANY STYLE - ALL WILL BE CONSIDERED!
WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR RESIDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS, MUA'S HAIRSTYLISTS, SET/PROP DESIGNERS AND ANYONE ELSE WHO THINKS THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER - WE CANT WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
PLEASE EMAIL VERONIKA
So Ladies and Gentlemen - That is all for now....but do please keep checking back!
Keep loving and living hard
Huggles and Bubbles
x Veronika x